Assignment 1 Environmental Footprint
TABLE A. Ecological Footprint
(Answers to the following 2 questions will be given upon completion of footprint)
If everyone lived like you how many planet Earths would we need?
To support your lifestyle how many productive global acres are needed?
Ecological Footprint Breakdown
(Values can be obtained by scrolling over pie chart generated at completion of footprint)
Percent of emissions from Food
Percent of emissions from Shelter
Percent of emissions from Mobility
Percent of emissions from Goods
Percent of emissions from Services
TABLE B. Household Emissions
Household Emissions Results
(Answers can be found in bar graphs following completion of calculator)
What are your current household emissions?
What are the U.S. average household emissions?
What was your reduced emissions?
Household Emissions Savings
(Answers can be found above bar graphs
If you took all actions you would reduce annual emissions by:
If you took all actions your potential dollar savings would be:
Your new total annual estimated CO2 emissions:
1. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator how many Earths would be needed to support the global population if everyone lived your same lifestyle? Over time how would that lifestyle if adopted by everyone result in damage to the Earths 1) climate; 2) biodiversity; and 3) economic security?
2. Based on your findings from the ecological footprint calculator what are the 3 everyday products and practices that contribute most to your environmental footprint?
3. Based on the information from the reduce emissions section of the household emissions calculator name at least 2 actions that you can take to limit your carbon emissions? Include in your answer the exact dollar savings and the weight of carbon dioxide that could be saved (from the calculator results) for each of these two actions.
4. What do you think would happen to your quality of life if you reduced your ecological footprint? What are some specific examples of ways you might enhance your quality of life while still reducing your environmental impact?
Any sources utilized in your question answers should be listed here.